Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Only one more week!

Well readers, I have to apologize for my lack of blogging lately. With the thrill of finally leaving my firm came the overwhelming need to get things reorganized, clear out personal belongings, and watch as the "committee" responsible for hiring my replacement drags their feet. But I do have an amusing story to share involving our newest contract, part-time associate. He's ego screams that he's a lawyer, but the partners don't let him forget he's a contracted part-time associate, and he's not on the letterhead and therefore not an attorney at the firm.

Just the other day this is the conversation I had with Num Nuts (NN for short!).

NN: What time does our court runner pick up for the afternoon run?
Me: 2pm. Do you have something?
NN: Yeah, I do. It's just Common Pleas.
Me: Well it's 1:57, so bring it out here so I can hand it off.
NN: Umm... well... I haven't really started or finished it yet but it HAS to be filed by 4.
Me:  So what you're telling me is that you haven't started this really complex initial filing that's due in two hours and you expect our runner to hang around until you finish it?
NN: Yeah, that's the plan.

Is it too late to revoke his license????